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Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
4,215 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
12 Ingredients:
Great Western 2-Row, Crystal 135- 165, Chocolate & Rogue Micro Barley Farm DareTM & RiskTM Malts; Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution & Rebel Hops, Rolled Oats, Roasted Barley, Natural Chocolate Flavoring, Free Range Coastal Waters & Pacman Yeast.

15º PLATO
69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,478
Reviews:
1,915
Ratings:
4,215
pDev:
12.29%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
Wants:
452
Gots:
619
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,215 |  Reviews: 1,915
Photo of Naerhu
2.48/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

How can this brew beat Young's Luxury Double Stout, or even Double Black Stout by Redhook, I will never know. The chocolate flavor so dominates this brew, that I can barely taste the stout. This fails in combining the best of stout and chocolate because, it is just chocolate without any marriage of beer flavor.

This is a dry, dry beer and the chocolate tasted artificial.

Maybe this is review is low because I had the Choco-bear bottling.

On second tasting a week or too later I had to lower my review. This is a suboptimal beer.

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Photo of ceraphin
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of mmsimmons
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of JoninVT
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of Sorachi
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of DangYankee
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of Filabee
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of Tamaquadan
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of TFMyriad
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of Hophead717
2.57/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A bomber, split with a friend, and poured into a CBS snifter.

A: Dark as the night, with a half finger mocha head that quickly dissipates.

S: Cocoa powder and more bitter chocolate malt dominate the nose.

T: A very sweet, light stout. Thin, fake chocolate flavor with bitter malts mid-sip. The finish is a very light chocolate, with a lingering bitterness.

M: Light, thin, highly carbonated...too carbonated.

O: Fairly unimpressive. It's pleasantly light if you're looking for a
light, sweet stout, but it pales in comparison to other chocolate stouts, such as SouthernTier Choklat.

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Photo of winomark
2.63/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brown with a quite thick light brown head.

Aroma: Mild chocolate tones dominate. All other aromas are quite muted.

Taste: Lots of carbonation takes away from the chocolate(which is detectable) and any other flavors that might be present.

Mouthfeel: Unimpressive, IMO. Too much carbonation creates an unwanted, flavorless void.

Drinkability: Not at all excited about this one. Doesn't live up to the hype IMO. Won't try again.

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Photo of Cabindan
2.68/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Crimkj
2.69/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of Torey
2.7/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of Strawbs
2.7/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Very dark in appearance & nice aroma. Huge creamy head & medium body, but the flavors did not taste at all integrated. Each sip tasted like a dark beer, but then the chocolate aftertaste lingeredfor what seemed like forever. I like dark beer & I like chocolatr, but this combo was not appealing to me. And while the label lists "natural chocolate flavoring", it tasted artificial to me. Not a beer I would seek out.

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Photo of boulevard2
2.7/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22 oz bomber

Pours a thick ceamy head and then disapates quickly. This beer is heavily carbonated with a strong scent of chocolate and malt. Not as strong or smooth as I hoped considering Shakespear's taste. I even tried to pare with chocolate and found it very dissapointing. This beer had no substance to it and left me hanging! Hope next years batch is better!

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Photo of Scott_McCool
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of winningwes91
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Much worse than its double counterpart. Too bitter and not enough chocolate for a beer called chocolate stout

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Photo of squirrel49
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of craftbrew502
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of TonyTalon
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of hardy008
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pitch black color with a 2 finger tan foamy head with good retention. Smells of chocolate and cocoa. The taste is chocolate, cocoa, and some burnt bitterness. Not as much sweet chocolate as the smell would suggest. More roasted malt flavor comes forward.

The mouthfeel is thinner than I expected, and there is quite a bit of carbonation. The mouthfeel is the weakest part of the beer.

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Photo of divineaudio
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

bomber shared with my gf. snifter.

a - pours a deep dark brown with a thin cap of sudsy, tan foam. head calms slowly, leaving thick rings of lacing in the glass.

s - cocoa powder, sourdough bread, grassy hops.

t - cocoa powder with an herbal bitterness that totally dominates the flavor profile. has an off putting chemical aftertaste that gets really nasty as the beer warms, i'm assuming from the added flavoring.

m - full bodied with lots of carbonation. finer co2 profile.

o - meh. would be enjoyable if it weren't for the weird chemical flavors. one of the few beers i have ever drainpoured. probably won't be buying anything from rogue again.

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Photo of DrewBoll82
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,215 ratings
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